September 15, 2021
China, Afghanistan, and the Belt and Road Initiative: Diplomacy and Reality
By Magnus Marsden
China will face a number of difficulties in implementing the BRI in Afghanistan.
July 30, 2021
Who Is Qin Gang, China’s New US Ambassador?
By Lizzi C. Lee
Qin has little U.S. experience, unlike his predecessors. But he may have something even more valuable: direct access to Xi Jinping.
December 21, 2020
China’s Challenges to Global Democracy
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Kevin Sheives.
December 18, 2020
What Do Chinese People Think of Developed Countries?
By Adam Y. Liu, Xiaojun Li, and Songying Fang
Perceptions of China have darkened in the United States and much of Europe. Are those feelings mutual?
May 26, 2020
How Chinese Nationalism Is Changing
By Brian Wong
Chinese nationalism used to be aimed at both domestic and foreign audiences. Not anymore.
May 15, 2020
Interpreting China’s ‘Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy‘
By Zhiqun Zhu
What explains the sharper tone to China’s overseas conduct recently?
April 25, 2020
China’s Diplomats Show Teeth in Defending Virus Response
By Associated Press
Chinese envoys have taken to using sharper language overseas.
March 13, 2020
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Implies US Military Brought Coronavirus to Wuhan
By Ankit Panda
A firebrand Chinese spokesperson implies the U.S. “army” may have brought the virus to China.
October 13, 2018
China's Diplomacy Has a Monster in its Closet
By Ben Lowsen
Ultra-nationalism is damaging China’s credibility as its ambassadors indulge in curious, chauvinistic and all-too-official tirades.
February 21, 2018
China's Soft Diplomacy at the Munich Security Conference
By Charlotte Gao
Against the rising tide of “China threat” rhetoric, senior diplomat Fu Ying tries a soft tone.
February 09, 2017
The Domestic Hazards in China’s Diplomacy
By Xue Li and Xu Yanzhuo
China's foreign policy decision-making process has serious flaws that need to be addressed.
August 08, 2016
The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet Ever Present
By David Gitter and Leah Fang
Even seasoned China hands have often overlooked one of the most authoritative channels of CPC influence and power.